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 Stats > J.J. Nelson  
 
Wide Receiver, Arizona Cardinals

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Draft: 2015 Round 5 (23)
College: Ala.-Birmingham
Ht: 5’10”  Wt: 156 DOB: 1992-04-24 Age: 25
WR Rank Tier ADP-12
#61 6 -

Season Stats
FF Today Default Scoring: Review Scoring
  ReceivingRushing Fantasy
Season Team G Target Rec Yard Avg TDAtt Yard Avg TD FPts FPts/G
2015 ARI 7 23 11 299 27.2 2 1 0 0.0 0 41.9 6.0
2016 ARI 14 74 34 568 16.7 6 4 83 20.8 1 107.1 7.7
2017 ARI 10 41 22 358 16.3 2 2 30 15.0 0 50.8 5.1
2017 (Projected) ARI     31 494 15.9 5 0 0 - 0 79.4  

2017 Outlook
Depth Chart
Aside from Fitzgerald and Brown, the only other Arizona receiver who should be on your radar heading into the 2017 season is third-year speedster J.J. Nelson. Nelson saw increased playing time in 2016 as John Brown dealt with injuries and the team moved on from Michael Floyd. His 568 receiving yards were second among Cardinals receivers while his six touchdowns were tied for most on the team. But it's his explosiveness that made him most valuable to the Cardinals, as his 16.7 yards per reception were sixth-best in the entire NFL.

At only 5'10" and 160 lbs, the biggest concern with Nelson has to be his durability. While he's certainly capable of beating a defense deep, those passes are obviously going to be few and far between and Nelson hasn't shown the ability to b be a consistent producer. Even with all of the situations going on with other receivers on the roster, Nelson had just three games with more than 3 receptions in 2016 and just one game with more than 5 receptions. That type of volatility makes Nelson tough to own in anything other than best-ball formats, unless Brown and Fitzgerald deal with injuries which would make Nelson's the team's de facto No. 1 target. He doesn't fit the mold as a prototypical every down receiver like rookie Chad Williams does, but Williams is raw and won't likely get much playing time without significant injuries to the receivers ahead of him on the depth chart.
Fan. Tm. Player
WR1WR1 Larry Fitzgerald
WR2WR2 Jaron Brown
WR3WR3 J.J. Nelson
WR4WR4 Chad Williams
WR5WR5 John Brown
WR6WR6 Brittan Golden
Cardinals Depth Chart
News From The Past 90 Days
Injury John Brown likely to sit out Week 3
Quad injury
By: Doug Orth | Mon Sep 18, 4:35 pm

Arizona Cardinals
HC Bruce Arians: WR John Brown "doesn't look hopeful" to play this week but some time to change. (Darren Urban on Twitter)

FFToday's Take: J.J. Nelson has typically excelled whenever Brown cannot go and he'll be in a good spot to do so again after Week 3 opponent Dallas just gave up four touchdowns to Trevor Siemian, including two to Emmanuel Sanders. Owners are advised to sit tight on Brown and hope he is ready for Week 4.


Injury John Brown ruled out for Week 2
Rookie Chad Williams expected to play
By: Mike Krueger | Fri Sep 15, 4:00 pm

Arizona Cardinals
Receiver John Brown has been ruled out with a quadriceps injury, which means rookie Chad Williams will play in his first game. Receiver John Brown has been ruled out with a quadriceps injury, which means rookie Chad Williams will play in his first game. (Arizona Republic)

FFToday's Take: Missing David Johnson and Brown, the Cardinals will be relying on veteran Larry Fitzgerald and a combination of Kerwynn William, J.J. Nelson and Jaron Brown for their offensive production. Even in a plus matchup against the Colts, its difficult to trust this offense to post above average fantasy statistics.



2017 Gamelog Stats
FF Today Default Scoring: Review Scoring
  ReceivingRushing Fantasy
Week Opp Result Target Rec Yard Avg TDAtt Yard Avg TD FPts
1 at DET L 23-35 6 5 43 8.6 1 0 0 - 0 10.3
2 at IND W 16-13 7 5 120 24.0 1 0 0 - 0 18.0
3 DAL L 17-28 3 0 0 - 0 0 0 - 0 0.0
4 SF W 18-15 4 3 34 11.3 0 0 0 - 0 3.4
5 at PHI L 7-34 6 4 80 20.0 0 1 14 14.0 0 9.4
6 TB W 38-33 1 0 0 - 0 1 16 16.0 0 1.6
7 at LAR L 0-33 5 2 35 17.5 0 0 0 - 0 3.5
9 at SF W 20-10 2 1 15 15.0 0 0 0 - 0 1.5
10 SEA L 16-22 4 1 17 17.0 0 0 0 - 0 1.7
11 at HOU L 21-31 3 1 14 14.0 0 0 0 - 0 1.4

2016 Gamelog Stats
FF Today Default Scoring: Review Scoring
  ReceivingRushing Fantasy
Week Opp Result Target Rec Yard Avg TDAtt Yard Avg TD FPts
1 NE L 21-23 2 1 11 11.0 0 0 0 - 0 1.1
4 LAR L 13-17 1 1 24 24.0 0 0 0 - 0 2.4
5 at SF W 33-21 1 0 0 - 0 0 0 - 0 0.0
6 NYJ W 28-3 2 2 16 8.0 0 2 23 11.5 0 3.9
7 SEA T 6-6 7 3 84 28.0 0 1 4 4.0 0 8.8
8 at CAR L 20-30 12 8 79 9.9 2 0 0 - 0 19.9
10 SF W 23-20 6 2 29 14.5 0 0 0 - 0 2.9
11 at MIN L 24-30 5 1 0 0.0 0 0 0 - 0 0.0
12 at ATL L 19-38 4 2 30 15.0 0 0 0 - 0 3.0
13 WAS W 31-23 2 1 42 42.0 1 0 0 - 0 10.2
14 at MIA L 23-26 2 1 8 8.0 1 1 56 56.0 1 18.4
15 NO L 41-48 11 5 38 7.6 1 0 0 - 0 9.8
16 at SEA W 34-31 7 3 132 44.0 1 0 0 - 0 19.2
17 at LAR W 44-6 12 4 75 18.8 0 0 0 - 0 7.5

2015 Gamelog Stats
FF Today Default Scoring: Review Scoring
  ReceivingRushing Fantasy
Week Opp Result Target Rec Yard Avg TDAtt Yard Avg TD FPts
8 at CLE W 34-20 4 3 70 23.3 0 1 0 0.0 0 7.0
11 CIN W 34-31 6 4 142 35.5 1 0 0 - 0 20.2
12 at SF W 19-13 5 2 53 26.5 0 0 0 - 0 5.3
13 at STL W 27-3 3 2 34 17.0 1 0 0 - 0 9.4
14 MIN W 23-20 1 0 0 - 0 0 0 - 0 0.0
15 at PHI W 40-17 1 0 0 - 0 0 0 - 0 0.0
17 SEA L 6-36 3 0 0 - 0 0 0 - 0 0.0
DP GB W 26-20 1 1 8 8.0 0 0 0 - 0 0.8
CC at CAR L 15-49 3 2 25 12.5 0 0 0 - 0 2.5
DP = Divisional Playoff CC = Conference Championship

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